Apply for a liquor licence

You need a liquor licence to sell or supply alcohol in the Northern Territory (NT).

Liquor licence conditions

Standard conditions apply to all licences. These conditions cover all of the following:

  • where alcohol can be sold
  • notices to display
  • making licences available for inspection
  • keeping records
  • fire precautions and health requirements
  • keeping non-alcoholic drinks
  • responsible service of alcohol.

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Who can apply for a liquor licence

You can apply for a liquor licence as any of the following:

  • individual
  • registered company
  • partnership.

Before you apply

Before you apply you will need to identify a nominee.

The nominee is responsible for the day-to-day management of licensed premises.

Before an individual can become a nominee, they must:

Directors, shareholders, the nominee and partners must get a police history check.

Applying for a takeaway liquor licence

If you wish to apply for a takeaway licence contact Licensing NT to discuss your application.

How to apply

To apply for a liquor licence follow these steps:

Step 1. Complete your application online on the Licensing NT website or fill in the form.

Grant of liquor licence form (63.8 kb)
Grant of liquor licence form (112.2 kb)

Step 2. Get a police history check.

Step 3. Pay the fee.

Step 4. Submit your form online and pay your fee at your nearest Territory Business Centre.

Last updated: 03 April 2018